Born in New York in 1951, Adriano Manocchia received his Bachelors degree from Pace University in New York City. After graduating, he spent twelve years as a photojournalist traveling the world to cover news events.
In 1984, Adriano turned his attention to fine art, adopting the painting techniques of the Old Masters and quickly received the attention of critics worldwide. A number of awards and special projects marked his recognition in the traditional art field as a foremost contemporary artist. Adrianoís work is in major private collections as well as prestigious galleries such as The Sportsmanís Gallery in Beaver Creek, CO, Trailside Galleries in Jackson, WY and Scottsdale, AZ, and Laura Gould Fine Art Gallery in Vineyard Heaven, MA. For a number of years he also enjoyed his role as art and photography professor at Long Island University.
Adriano currently resides in Cambridge, New York, where he and his family have found a most congenial environment, leaving the hectic city life behind, in a picturesque community rich in art history. Now Adriano has only to look outside his studio window or along the private stretch of rivers on his property to find inspiration for his art.